Noida: Residents light up candles in remembrance of road accident victims

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Noida: Residents light up candles in remembrance of road accident victims

Everyone kept silence for two minutes to give respect to the deceased and their families

Noida: Residents light up candles in remembrance of road accident victims

A remembrance program was organized by the 7x Welfare Team, Noida Traffic police, and volunteers of SHARP (School Health Annual Report Programme) NGO, this Sunday for the people who lost their lives in road accidents this year. The event took place at the Police Traffic Office, Sector 14A, Noida.

The World Remembrance Day for road traffic victims is commemorated on the third Sunday in November each year. The event was organised in memory of all of those who have lost their lives on our roads, was followed by lighting 385 candles. According to the figures, in Gautam Buddh Nagar, 385 people lost their lives in road accidents.

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According to the figures, there have been 809 accidents between November 1, 2020 and October 31, 2021, in which 385 people have died while 560 people have been injured. On behalf of the traffic police, an appeal has been made to everyone to follow the rules and constantly give suggestions to the traffic police at every point.

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Rahul Ahuja, a volunteer of SHARP (School Health Annual Report Programme) NGO says, “Road Safety is a multi-sectorial and multi-dimensional issue. Understanding the fact that road safety is not only a shared concern but also a shared responsibility of every common man in the society. The third Sunday of November is observed as the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, to acknowledge and remember people who lost their lives because of road accidents."

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He further tells us that SHARP, along with HCL, has been working on a road safety program that aims at increasing road safety by positively influencing the behavior of children and adults.
The program is invested in making roads safer, particularly for the vulnerable population such as pedestrians, and two-wheeler users. The focus is also on awareness and training around being a ‘good samaritan’, that is being a first-hand responder during accidents that can save someone’s life.

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Brajesh Sharma [39], a member of 7x Welfare Team, said, “2021 has been a very different year and due to Covid-19 restrictions, it has seen an increase in people walking and cycling on our roads. Road safety is now more important than ever.”